The Middle Class's Struggle For Legal Representation: An Attempt To Bridge The Gap

Whenever the election cycle is in full force the concept of the middle class is brought back into focus by both sides. How either side plans on correcting the strains on the middle class and getting them going in the right direction becomes…

Some Negotiating Techniques To Consider Before Your First Negotiation

When formal litigation becomes too difficult to navigate through or seemingly is becoming a lose-lose for all parties involved, the prospect of negotiation being the right avenue for resolving the dispute creeps back into the fold. A negotiation…

Obergefell v. Hodges : Marriage Equality For All

Last year the Supreme Court decided to bring marriage equality a step further for America when in a 5-4 decision it ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to marriage for same-sex couples. In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court decided…

Election Ballot Selfies: 1st U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals Says It's Okay

A few days ago a federal appeals court overturned a law that banned New Hampshire voters from taking and posting selfies of their marked ballots. In Rideout v. Gardner, the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled that the law violated…

The New Role Of Technology In The Practice Of Law

The role of technology in daily life has skyrocketed over the last decade, with Facebook, Twitter, Uber, and so on. However, one aspect of how technology has altered our daily life is its role in the professional arena, specifically in the legal…

Negotiating On Behalf Of A Client: Know The Client's Goals & Your Settlement Authority

New legal practitioners have an uphill battle to fight when it comes to learning how the profession is actually practiced from day-to-day. From inside the courtroom to inside the conference room a new lawyer has to always be on the lookout for…

Maryland General Corporation Law Amended: What Are The Duties Of A Corporation's Director

On April 26, 2016, Governor Hogan signed House Bill 354, which amends the Maryland General Corporation Law as it pertains to the duties of directors of Maryland corporations. The amended law states that the directors need only only with the…

Seeking An Uncontested Divorce In Maryland: A New Law You Need To Know

Starting October 1, 2015, the preliminary time period required for two spouses to be separated in order to seek a divorce was eliminated in Maryland for certain couples. Previously, state law required that the two spouses agree to separate,…

Restoring The Right To Vote for Virginia's Felons - The Partisan Fight Is Over, For Now

Whenever America enters the home stretch of an election cycle, the argument over voting rights also tends to heat up. In a previous post the concept of restoring voting rights to felons was discussed, specifically in Virginia under Governor…

A New Law That Maryland DUI Attorneys Need To Be Aware Of - Effective October 1, 2016

Maryland has become one of the more progressive states in recent history. Whether it be in protecting one’s privacy, moving towards bridging the gap in pay inequality, and now from protecting us from ourselves. The concept of driving while…